Monday, Aug 26, 2013

Boomers say it is OK to build more houses for themselves

Daily Mail: Councils urged to build thousands of new BUNGALOWS to meet demand from ageing population Read more: Follow us: @M

Councils will be urged to built more bungalows in response to the ageing population, it has emerged.
The Communities Secretary, Eric Pickles, will announce plans later this week which prompt communities to build more of the one-story homes as they are more suitable to the over 65s.
Planners will be urged to create more properties to accommodate the housing needs of the elderly who are an ever-growing group of society.
The newly built bungalows will only be available to older people, It is likely that they will rent out their grotty old 70's houses to pay for the shiny new bungalows. I suppose any supply increase must be a good thing.
This is ageist planning apartheid against the young! Let them rot in the flats that they deemed were ok to let to our generation.

Posted by khards @ 12:35 PM (1570 views)
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1. Russ W said...

My understanding is that the policy is aimed at older people to downsize and therefore increase the stock of family homes to a younger generation.

"This is ageist planning apartheid against the young! Let them rot in the flats that they deemed were ok to let to our generation."

Grow up.

Monday, August 26, 2013 08:26PM Report Comment

2. mark wadsworth said...

Well spotted, I'll nick that for the YPP blog.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 09:43AM Report Comment

3. khards said...

Boomers complaining that young people are pulling down bungalows and building 3/4 bedroom family homes there. The next thing you know these boomers want whole villages of bungalows built for themselves.

About time the government started a free fast food, alcohol and fags stamps in exchange for healthcare for the over 60s.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 09:57AM Report Comment

4. mark wadsworth said...

@ Russ W, no you grow up.

If there are proposals to build family homes for young families, or flats for students, or social housing for low income people there are howls of outrage from the Boomers wailing about The Hallowed Green Belt.

But if they want more housing built to suit themselves, then that's all fine and dandy.

How come if it's young people they'll wail about "pressure on local services like schools" but if they buy up stuff nobody is supposed to bat an eyelid about "pressure on local services like the NHS"??????

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 03:42PM Report Comment

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